Are Bees Thieves? The Devastating Truth Behind these Cute and Furry Creatures

Article about the criminal acts of bees.
This image is featured in the March 22, 1906 issue of the Bridgeton Pioneer.

Just imagine observing bees hard at work, collecting nectar and pollen to support their hive and contribute to the ecosystem. However what is unknown is that among these bees, there are criminals who have rather malicious intentions. In order to ease themselves from working, they attack well stocked hives, committing horrible acts of violence against the inhabitants. The same effects can be seen when given a mixture of honey and brandy. While drunk, they become irritable and lack all motivation to do work, attacking beehives for food.

Especially since their populations are threatened by global warming and human activity, it is important that bees learn to cooperate with one another and not surrender themselves to drinking and violence.

This has been a public service announcement.

(Contributed by Kristi Chanda)

4 comments for “Are Bees Thieves? The Devastating Truth Behind these Cute and Furry Creatures

  1. Grace Agnew
    June 26, 2020 at 10:06 am

    This was great! An enjoyable read

    • Kristi Chanda
      June 29, 2020 at 12:26 pm

      Thank you! It was an enjoyable find!

  2. Stephanie
    June 26, 2020 at 10:44 am

    And now I’m imagining drunken bees out in my yard. Guess I’ll have to keep an eye out. Thanks for the public service announcement. 😉

    • Kristi Chanda
      June 29, 2020 at 12:26 pm

      Of course! Always happy to help!

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